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. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
berry. well, after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. and according to a cbs news instant poll of uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two-to-one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc international poll called the debate a little closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more on last night's heated foreign policy debate we go now to nbc's steve handlesman. he's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. well, the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. but mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league pl
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over iran's nuclear program, according to obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomat effort to avoid a military strike on iran. it's been suggested that the talks wait until after the presidential election. but a senior administration official said telling their american counterparts they want to know with whom they would be negotiating. what is your reaction to this? >> well, my reaction is the white house has denied it, so i don't think there's much more to talk about. they denied that. obviously, war is always the last option. no one wants a war. we would hope this could get solved in another way. i think the military option has to be on the table, and both candidates have said that. and i think there is also concern. and i'm not talking about this story but just in general that iran has often used negotiations in the past to buy themselves time. but the white house is denying that story this morning, and therefore there's not much to talk about. >> what they are denying is that there's a final de
>>> this morning on "early today," election sprint. president obama and mitt romney criss-cross the country trying to reach every possible voter. >>> what is the cure for romnesia? [ laughter ] >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >> wow! >>> hurricane sandy is prime to pack a late-october punch for much of the east coast into new england. >>> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, with less than 300 hours until election day, the candidates are campaigning hard in several key states. and according to a new "time" magazine poll from battleground ohio, it is paying off for president obama. in a survey taken earlier this week of both likely and early ohio voters, the president leads governor romney 49% to 44%. late last night, katy perry fired up the crowd before the president took the stage in las vegas, where he pushed his message of moving forward and criticized his republican rival's policies as backward-looking. meanwhile, governor romney stoked hi
day. and michelle obama gives jimmy kimmel suggestions to make sure everyone gets out to vote on election day. >> up and at 'em. let's go. move it. let's go. move it. move it. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good friday morning everyone. i'm lynn berry, and the mid atlantic is bracing for a direct hit by hurricane sandy. government officials and utility companies all along the eastern seaboard are busy making emergency plans, and if you plan to travel east within the next week or have family and friends here, you're going to want to pay attention. so far this storm is being blamed for at least 21 deaths across the caribbean. 11 of those are in cuba alone. this is anticipated to be a really impactful storm. and nbc meteorologist bill karins is tracking sandy for us. he's been doing so all week. bill, what's the latest? >> good morning to you, lynn. the storm is just off the florida coast. tracking all the way up and down the eastern seaboard. so many people on the west coast travel there or have family and friends that could be impacted by this storm. a lot of
race, even tiny new hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there, republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead g
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshine state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good mornin
: kicking off their final 14 days toward the election, a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. you can trust that i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> reporter: mitt romney near las vegas, claiming the race's momentum and arguing that president obama's campaign is about attacks. not solutions. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president, that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> reporter: with most polls still showing the race nearly deadlocked, and early voters streaming to the polls, both sides are flooding the airwaves, hoping their last minute message will resonate with undecided voters. >> we're not there yet. but we've made real progress. the last thing we should do is turn back now. >> reporter: the romney campaign already touting its performance in last night's foreign policy debate. >> mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations, we have freed other nations from di
's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting. mitt romney is soldiering on. barack obama's making his marathon part of his message. president obama started the day hoarse. >> i just have to keep on keepin' on. >> he had been in iowa on the tonight show in l.a., in nevada for a laterally, then to air force one, a call to colin powell after the general endorsed the president on cbs. >> i think we ought to keep on the track we're on. >> reporter: at 9:00 a.m., florida, the president trails by two points. >> i have a plan that will create jobs. and unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about that plan. >> on to richmond, the race in virginia is still tied. nationwide the obama lead with women has disappeared. he's reminding us that a republican 123459 candidate tuesday said, if a woman gets pregnant after being raped it's god's will. >> i don't think any male politician should be making health care decisions for women. >> reporter: mitt romney too was on the move in his must-win state in ohio. cincinnati at 11:00. >> the path we're on is the path that doesn't have an answer about how to g
on thirty-eight. >>> campaign 2012. president obama and governor romney sparred in the third and final debate of the election tonight. the candidates also found a lot of common ground. it remains to be seen if either candidate will get the much sought after bump in the poll. the last poll had the two neck in neck. if you attempt to cast a ballot and have it registered, the deadline is fast approaching. george? >> you have 45 minutes to register to vote. there is a deadline. these people stopped by to register throughout the day, and many of those say they're definitely going to watch the third and final debate between president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> what we need to do is strong relationship, not the reckless leadership all over the map. he criticized his american leadership on the world stage. and how to have the middle east reject theerertism we're changes and the rising tide of confusion. and attacking me is not agenda. >> back and forth they wept over china and iran. they called the navy plan outdated. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature
to go, new polling, the marist poll in colorado, showing a dead heat with romney and obama at 48, and nevada, obama has a slight lead, over romney, 50-47 right now then the state of ohio, peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in defiance, ohio, good evening peter. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, these days the "o" in ohio could be optimism, this is the most confident mitt romney we've seen all year, and despite the polls showing the race is neck and neck, romney is telling the crowds that he will win. weaving his way from cincinnati to the town of defiance, romney claimed the opponent's theme of change four years ago. >> these challenges are big challenges, this election, therefore, is a big choice, and america wants to see big changes and we'll bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> reporter: seeking an edge in the battle of ideas, governor romney said president obama's campaign lacks vision. >> the obama campaign doesn't have a plan, the obama campaign is slipping because he is talking about smaller and smaller things. despite the fact america
. this storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't
, for the first time since the party conventions in august governor romney has a slight lead over president obama. the latest washington post abc poll of likely voters showed romney ahead of the president 49% to 48%. that was only after rounding off the decimal points and since the numbers are within the margin of error, the two candidates are in a virtual tie. >>> well, the time to press the flesh is getting short for the candidates as they try to lock in every last vote before november 6th. nbc's tracie potts has the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. they are really focusing on the swing states in the final two weeks before the campaign. governor romney and paul ryan in colorado at a rally there talking about why they feel they're close to winning this election. the governor saying those debates super charged his campaign. he's in a virtual tie now in all the major polls. he said the president is slipping. today governor romney will be in nevada, in reno, cedar rapids, and romney in tampa, lakeland and winter park, florida, making three stops
, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, it will take him to eight states spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air miles. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver. >> reporter: well, lester, good evening, having approached both campaigns about getting access and spending time with them as we get close today finds us in the middle of roughly 24 hours riding along during several stops with the obama campaign. earlier today that meant a stop in iowa. we had an opportunity to sit down with the president, all of that, by the way, for a special package on tomorrow evening's broadcast of "rock center." i started out today asking him where he finds himself in this race right now. how is it that with what 13 days to
'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the american families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's stimulus money help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major issue in any election, can you count on the purpose you put into office fighting for you, with a clear set of convictions >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co-chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin p
for the most part. also president obama added his voice to all the warnings to take this storm very seriously. >> this is a serious and baying storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. and follow the instructions of your state, and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> reporter: the awesome power of hurricane sandy churning up the atlantic drew people to the coastal beaches for one last look. thousands heeded the warnings and headed to safety. while police in island towns like point pleasant beach went door to door enforcing a mandatory evacuation order. >> we lucked out with irene, and this may be worse, it's scary. >> reporter: in atlantic city, the last minute rush to board up the gambling mecca, which now looks like a ghost town. along the east coast from delaware to connecticut, hundreds of thousands after people live in mandatory evacuation areas. more than 370,000 alone in new
right now, covering multiple states in one day. the obama campaign got a boost in ohio from a "time" magazine poll. it gives the president a 5% lead over mitt romney. but other polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. steve handelsman is live in washington with an update for us. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, thanks. good evening to you. neck and neck means there are a whole lot of different combinations of wins. in the swing states like florida that could mean a victory on november 6th. and so these candidate are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state tour started in colorado. they split up, romney going to nevada, where he trails by three points, but claimed he is closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses, and in november you're going to put him out of office. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama w
broadly president obama puts much more emphasis on reducing inequality and governor romney puts more emphasis on growth. to tell you we want everything, reduce inequality and improve growth and governor romney may say something about inequality but it implies slower growth under president obama, maybe not for middle-income americans and faster growth under romney. although, of course, we don't know exactly romney's plan, but i think what he has in mind is a big tax cut reagan, bush like, hopefully improving the tax system. i don't know if he could really believe that would balance the budget or be neutral right away, but i think he believes he can much improve growth and over the long run things would balance out. president obama, you know, says while we are well in to this, housing's picking up and things are gradually healing and if you are patient things will be a lot better under me, too. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we are obviously going off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year when the tax cuts expire. we will see a huge tax increase for 90% of the country. k, all income
in with you in a while. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning after a whirlwind campaign tour as governor romney heads to iowa and the biggest battleground state ohio. chuck todd is in cincinnati this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you could be forgiven if you thought barack obama and mitt romney were running for the presidency of ohio. they have been here a lot, were here a lot yesterday because both campaigns believe this state is that critical to their prospects in 11 days. president obama wrapped up a 48 hour eight state battleground blitz in ohio, and with a hoarse voice questioned his opponent's trustworthiness. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. you know what, ohio, after all these years, you now know me. you know that i mean what i say. >> reporter: at almost exactly the same moment 150 miles west, mitt romney took the stage in defiance, ohio, and borrowing a page from president obama's 2008 play book called himself the candidate of change. >> this is a time when america faces big chall
>>> this morning on "early today," battle in boca. tonight is the final debate between obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and breaking n on lance armstrong's future. we'll have the details right now. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 22nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. nbc news political director and political correspondent chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy app
policy different from president bush? >> there is a disconnect between the narrative that president obama is giving about the world in large and the reality. very similar to what happened in iraq, learn from bush's mistakes, and learn from obama's mistakes. be smart, listen to your commanders, don't over-sell. >> reporter: obama is trying to sell his successes, the osama bin laden killing, the draw-down in afghanistan. and the end of the iraq war aides say mr. romney will turn the attention back to the economy, saying you can't be strong abroad if you are weak at home. the president's challenge goes beyond the debate hall. according to our polls, there are doubts about what a second term will look like. 62% say the president should make major changes if re-elected only 4% say the second term should be like the first. as soon as this debate is over, the election rubber hits the road early in person voting kicking off in two more battleground states today, colorado and wisconsin, and voting in some fashion is in all nine of the closest swing states. and brian, as you know it will be a week
hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this, you know that. >> reporter: is going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us and see which plan is better for your. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. but now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early vote is under way in several states the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns in to disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio. the state that's looking more and more like a clincher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> do you know what's in the food you eat? supporters of proposition 37 say it will help m form people and today they
of the obama campaign solidified long ago, stevie, bruce, usually some brooks and done. he joins us in a setting a campaign has accentuated with hay bales in case anyone misses the point we are in iowa. we begin with the national poll numbers. neck and neck ever since his lackluster performance at the first debate. >> i don't think this is unusual. in debate settings, you are going to have good nights and bad nights. you have a bad night. keep in mind, there wasn't anything i said in that debate that wasn't true. there wasn't anything that changed the fact that we have to focus on making sure we are creating good manufacturing jobs in this country and that manufacturing growth is the highest since 1990s. it continues to be the case that governor romney's numbers don't add up. it continues to be the case that we have a very specific plan for bringing down our deficit and putting people back to work. >> how is it that with what, 13 days to go, you are fighting for your life in a 47/47 race? >> well, actually, i think we always knew this was going to be a close race from the start. and
, florida, for the third and final debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. when they leave the stage tonight after 90 minutes together, these two men are not expected to see one another again until after the election two weeks from now. it is safe to say neither campaign in either its wildest dreams nor worst fears expected to be in a dead heat with 15 days to go. but that's what our national poll shows. as of tonight, our nbc news national polling has it this way. 47% obama, 47% romney. tonight's topic is foreign affairs. our moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. last time these two men debated, it was instantly labeled the most contentious event of its kind in the modern political era. a lot of it had to do with body lang age as they circled each other. tonight they'll be seated and thankfully separated by the moderator, all of this happening in a critical battleground state of florida. so without further delay, we'll go now to the moderator, bob schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university
president obama and governor romney in a dead heat, 47 to 47 among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential for this race to be a little unexpected. >> reporter: tonight the candidates take on foreign policy. governor romney is expected to question president obama's handling of the violence at the u.s. consulate in libya that led to four american deaths. also likely on tonight's agenda, iran's controversial nuclear program and relations with israel. so what should you, the voter be watching for during this final debate before the election? we went to dennis gordon, chair of the political science department at santa clara university for advice. >> are there any grand issues that emerge? does mitt romney raise a question about the soviet nuclear arsenal? sometimes president obama is criticized for signing an arms control treaty with the soviets that the americans claim he gave away too much to him. >> reporter: see if they go beyond to global, humanitarian issues. and read between the rhetoric. do the candidates have a plan? >> and actually coming up with the real tools and the
obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack obama in '08, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises a
you tomorrow. . >>> good morning. fire and nice. in their third and final debate, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but
it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >> it was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of governm
for thehite house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but, will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying i apologize to his fans. we'll tell you why "today," saturday, october 27th, 2012. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. >> you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat? >> it is a big weekend. i love how you told me you're going to be living on granola bar for the next couple of days. >> i'm going to be in the middle of it. it's going to be a bad one. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm this morning. right now it's packing topped sustained winds of about 70 miles per hour. just below hurricane strength. but experts say it could become a hurricane again. >> here's the latest. five states and the district
. >> president obama and governor romney came into their third and final debate tied. now in past debates it has been big bird and binders. this time around it is another big b word -- >> we have fewer horses and bayon bayonets. >> that was president obama's response to a claim by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than any other time since 1917. blue up on twitter more than a half hour after the debate. the #horsesandbayonets was trending. the comment saw 100,000 tweets per minute linked to that jab. overnight it went to the top of google's top five rising searches list right ahead of syria and drones. >> no question about it, it's a big day for mark zuckerberg and facebook as the company gets set for its third quarter earnings. the social media giant reaching 1 billion active users this month. $38 a share. yesterday not so great. closed just over $19. meantime, yahoo! seeing a stock surge right now up 84 cents. in after hours trading, yahoo! rose 73% or 5% to $16.50. >>> what is also rising and falling is our forecast. our temperatures. let's get a look at it with christina. good morning
. president obama and governor romney working very hard for their money and votes in the battle ground state of ohio. we have tracie potts with the latest on the race for the white house. >> reporter: president obama is back at the white house this morning after hitting eight states in two days, including something we have never seen before. >> you are right. >> reporter: a president voting early. >> it means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work to figure out how to pick up the kids and still cast your ballot. if something happens on election day. >> reporter: if there is any doubt which state could swing the election, the president wrapped his tour in ohio. >> i have come to ohio today to ask you for your vote. >> reporter: governor romney spent all day in ohio. >> now that's an ohio welcome. thank you! >> reporter: and paul ryan launches a bus tour in ohio this weekend. >> the choice is yours on november 6th. >> reporter: today, governor romney is in iowa talking about the economy after greeting a crowd of 12,000 at a concert last night in ohio. >> this campa
-mail. >>> still ahead, president obama gets a big endorsement. >>> and concern on the east coast after hurricane sandy slams into cuba. we'll have the latest. >>> a new study may give hope to women concern about alzheimer's. the controversial medical therapy that may reduce the risk of developing the disease. >>> it is he is made nearly 5.5 million americans live with alzheimer's, a disease with no cure. but a new study may provide some hope. >> women who take hormone replacement tharm within five years of menopause may reduce the risk of developing alzheimer's. get this, 30%. stephanie is here with more in tonight's health matters. >> reporter: it is hopeful news. one stanford doctor who was asked to evaluate the study said the study is great but it needs more science. especially because the relationship between the hormone therapy and alzheimer's may depend all on timing. >> don't start hormone therapy to prevent alzheimer's disease. >> reporter: the stanford professor and doctor was one of the first to see the new data. he agrees it was an important good size study but one that needs to be ba
of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues
heat. new nbc news "thll street journal" poll shows the race between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and they walked away, a man stepped into the path of an oncoming car. the split second move that saved his life. today is monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today," i am savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in for matt. more on the new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate in boca raton. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwaukee. >> terrible story. the shooter identified as 45-year-old radcliffe hot en. he opened fire at a busy salon sunday morning killing three people, wounding four others. he then turned the gun on himself. his wife worked at the spa and had just recently been granted a restraining order ag
with president obama. behind the scenes at rallies and on air force one. this morning, rare access with the countdown to the election now at 12 days. >>> and -- >> mr. malvo, i just want to confirm that you understand we are recording this phone conversation. >> one of the d.c. area snipers speaks out about his crimes, insanity, and solitary confinement. >> i wouldn't wish this on anyone. i wouldn't wish this on anyone. >> lee boyd malvo with some surprising revelations and a shocking new allegation in what he says will be his final interview "today," thursday, october 25th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a busy thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. hurricane sandy, get used to the name you it made landfall in cuba overnight with wind gusts of 114 miles an hour. >> that storm is being blamed on at least three deaths in the caribbean. and as we said, forecasters are worried about a scenario that could pose big trouble for much of the east coast. al's been studying the latest models, and we'll get to his forecast straight ahead. >>> al
and money to the remaining swing states they think they might win in. will obama give up florida? will romney walk away from nevada and iowa? it's all about taking the road to get to those 270 electoral votes. >> we saw it today, mr. obama in florida, romney in nevada and denver. we talked about the electoral college. what about the voters? >> for voters, it's all about what campaigns call the ground game. about three dozen states are now engaged in early voting already. both campaigns will do everything possible to get the votes out now, especially from those voters they think opposed to them. romney will go after seniors. obama will go after college students. romney will try to peel off at least 60% of the white vote. obama will work for about 80% of the nonwhite vote. as in the past, race will be a pervasive factor. they have each done a lot of data mining at this point. they know where the votes are. of course, the votes are no good unless the votes are cast. and this is the kind of struggle that will continue throughout the period right through election day. it's political,
, president obama was briefed by a conference call by his national security team and fbi director at camp david. there are also reports that the alleged shooter had a restraining order against him and he had been allegedly stalking his wife who worked at the day salon and also the vice presidential candidate who's from wisconsin also expressed his shock and horror over today's violence. >> kevin tibbles, thanks. to presidential politics, now 16 days to the election, our brand-new poll numbers show election night could be a cliffhanger. one more critical debate here in florida. now the president has made his way down to the scene of the debate in boca raton. >> reporter: the topic of tomorrow night's debate the foreign policy. and there are new debates in libya, syria and iran. mitt romney took time out to toss the coin before a beach football game before his staff and his press corps. the president was at camp david where he'll spend the night before heading to florida. with both canning ddidates prac, surrogates took up the battle. >> mitt romney could onto point to binders for an accomp
. no more debates. it's now the final stretch. today president obama was at a spirited rally in south florida, and he brought with him a new prop, showing off a full color 20-page guide titled the new economic patriotism, a plan for jobs and middle class security. mitt romney and paul ryan begin their two-week push with a stop in another swing state, nevada. tonight they'll attend a rally in denver which features a musical performance by kid rock. both candidates are claiming victory in last night's debate, which coined a new catchphrase, horses and bayonets. >> governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> that was president obama's response to a complaint by mitt romney that the navy is smaller now than it was in 1917. after the debate, the hash tag horses and bayonets was trending. it prompted more than 100,000 tweets per minute. overnighthorse and bayonets went to the top of google's top five searches. >>> halloween is just two weeks away. costume stores are busy right now. >> in the east bay, halloween is their christmas. garvi
and studying up for their last big showdown. before stepping off the campaign stage, obama and governor mitt romney traded a few final jabs. >> i think -- i think it's called romnesia. >> they have -- they've been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. >> governor romney's wife ann spent her morning in orlando joining thousands taking a stand against breast cancer. a walk at a time when the run for the white house is picking up pace. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> governor jerry brown was in the bay area today to push for voters to pass prop 30 and to reject prop 32. dozenses of california educators were on hand at the governor's burlingame news conference to show their support. prop 30 would prevent billions of dollars in cuts to schools and colleges. property 32 prevents unions for using dues for political purposes. brown says he values the quality of education he got in san francisco public schools and wants to make sure that quality continues. >> we need in school not just standardize tests that comes out of washington bureaucracy but we need arts programs, science progra
mitt romney and president obama are getting ready for the debate which focuses on foreign policy. while they you know h.er down to study and practice, the vice presidential candidates took the lead on the campaign trail. paul ryan tried to turn the tide in the must-win battleground state of ohio while vice president biden was fighting for key electoral prize of florida. >> he had such a huge say-so in all of this. ohio is the battle ground of battleground states. >> we need you. with you we can take florida and we take florida, this election is over. >> boca raton is the site of monday's presidential debate and we will carry that for you monday night. >> if you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the o'orion meteor shower, this is a live look in san jose where the skies are expected to remain clear most of the night and the shower happens every october. it is a result of the dust from hayey's comet hitting the hat moss fear as it travels through space. experts stay best way is to lay flat on your back, look straight up and then just don't fall asleep. we'll be right back. thirty-eight mean
, but that mutual police aide is on standby. >> president obama is pulling an all-nighter. he made a stop in southern california for an appearance on t "the tonight show" with jay leno. the president greeted with a standing ovation from a packed audience. he talked about a wide range of topics near and dear to the bay area and in facebook. however, he refuses to endorse a team. one ot highlights from the night was when he was asked about the situation between him and donald trump. >> this all dates back from when we were growing up together in kenya? >> i've got to give you that one. >> you can hear more immediately following this newscast. giants fans have seen her at the ballpark for years. in fact, for decades. but as of tonight, the entire country saw the most famous grandmother in the bay area. did you see here? the dancing grandma. now, every game, she ignites the crowd at at&t park. but every year, they show her several times during the broadcast. her son, mas rio is a giant's executive. she's got plenty of reasons to smile and dance, especially, after tonight. >> it's the best thi
on the campaign trail for president obama and governor romney. peter alexander is in las vegas this morning on the campaign trail. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. as you noted, a new urgency and accelerated pace, where the campaigns go, their travel plans, say a lot about where they believe the race will be decided. the president just landed in the state of iowa, he's kicking off a 48-hour battleground blitz. he'll also vote in that time in his home state of illinois. romney will visit florida, ohio, and virginia. in his first trip back to colorado since that first debate performance that shifted the course of this race, mitt romney enjoyed a political rocky mountain high tuesday night. >> we're on the home stretch now, and i think the people of colorado are going to get us all the way there, what do you think? >> reporter: and again accused his opponent of unloading an arsenal of attacks, but no solutions. >> day in, day out, there's one attack after another. and attacks on us, that does not make an agenda for the future. >> reporter: in the must-win
in on the world series fever. he featured the series last night in his pros and cons segment. >> president obama went to detroit and yelled "go tigers." con, mitt romney went to detroit and yelled "go bankrupt." >> so funny. he knows how to work it. do we have to pay him a fee for coming on twice today. >> maybe if he was in studio. >>> coming up, not so funny, a deadly shark attack along the california coastline. still ahead, we'll let you know which popular beach may still have shark-infested waters this morning. >>> and to join our discussion online, find us on facebook. just search nbc bay area. >>> right now we'll take you outside to check it out. still kind of cloudy as we have a live look at the san mateo bridge. what a day for baseball, huh? the giants/tigers at at&t park. we'll keep you posted. >>> here's a look at more giants fans' two fans watch the action with cleanly folded rally towels in their back left pockets. >> golden. that always works. >>> a beach accident turns tragic following a deadly shark attack. a 39-year-old surfer was killed just off surf beach near van denberg air f
't want his job, right? ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. it's so great to be here back in ohio. and before we start, sasha, malia, go to bed. [ laughter ] i do that to remind you i have two adorable young daughters and not five creepy adult sons.
states. president obama is in los angeles. air force one touched down at lax late this afternoon. the president arrived at our nbc studios for his appearance on the "tonight show." with less than two weeks until this election california isn't a swing street, you know that, but a chat with jay leno brings national exposure. >> the white house is back on damage control last night about internal details surfaced about the attack. >> janelle is here with the news around the world. >> two hours after the attack in benghazi white house officials were notified that they claimed responsibility on their twitter and forthcoming pages. three other americans and chris stevens were killed. in the days following the killings they said the attack was fuelled by a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-muslim video and it wasn't until about a week later did they say it was a planned terrorist attack. secretary of state hillary clinton fired back and said the focus should be on catching those responsible. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. i think it just underscor
given the election, we will see plenty of obama and mitt romney impersonators but the most popular costumes remain the traditional ones, the witch and the vampire for adults. the princess and batman for kids. and for pets, the pumpkin. the devil and the ever-popular hot dog costume. >> back across to kathy. >> gentleman from louisville, kentucky where does the name halloween come from? an ancient irish town thought to be haunted, the legend of sleeping hollow by washington irving, mexican day of the dead holiday or all saints day? >> i'm going to go with d, all saints. [ ding ] >> you there go. >> finally have a win. -- winner. >> the name halloween has religious roots because october 31st is the day before of the whole day before the eve of all saints day, october 31st became known as all hallow's eve or, in shortened form, halloween. >> got it. back across to kath. >> this lady from florida. very, very excited to be here today. jack-o-lanterns have traditionally been cared out of all the following except, turnips, apples, beets and pumpkins? >> i would say beets. [ buzzer ] oh, c
with democrat and republican leaders in washington regularly. >> president obama is back in washington after wrapping up a 48-hour, eight-state campaign blitz. he's resting by the way his hoarse voice. harry reid is all right after his motorcade got in an incident. the 72-year-old reid suffered rib and hip injuries, six cars, including two las vegas police cars and two capital police vehicles were involved in this early afternoon crash. several members of reid's security team and staffers also suffered minor injuries. >>> not old enough to legally ride a bike or scooter without a bike helmet but old enough to work in the field. tonight on nbc bay area investigation, it's child labor, prompting a new push to change that law. a california congresswoman is calling for new protection for kids who work in agriculture. steven is back with a story he broke earlier this year and there's push for change, steven. >> there certainly is. in a political season where the presidential campaign is gathering all the attention, there is right now a quiet movement starting on capitol hill in washington to chan
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